p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Burkay Utku1, Erdem Kaşıkçıoğlu2

1Sports Medicine Section, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, Ankara City Hospitals, Turkey
2Cardiofit Health Service, Redbridge Trust, London, United Kingdom

Keywords: COVID-19, pre-participation examinations, myocarditis


Many sports organizations are paused all over the world according to COVID-19 pandemia precautions. As COVID-19 pandemic is going on, it has become a necessity to review the health screening applied as routine while assessing the eligibility of the athletes participating in competetive sports. A detailed expert opinion is prepared for sports pre-participation examinations with consideration of the cardiac involvement observed in the course of COVID-19.

Cite this article as: Utku B, Kasikcioglu E. COVID-19 pandemic and pre-participation evaluations: Risks and precautions.Turk J Sports Med. 2020;55(3):251-55.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the publication of this article. authorship and/or publication of this article.


The authors would like to thank Prof. Karl B. Fields and Prof. Bülent Ülkar for constructive criticism of the manuscript.